It’s been a bit of a wait for Star Trek fans outside of North America to get a chance to experience Star Trek: Prodigy, the new animated series that launched in the United States and Canada this past Fall. But the wait is over.
Nickelodeon news blog NickALive! confirmed that the series will be available in the UK and Ireland beginning tonight, April 25, 2022, at 6pm. After tonight’s launch, all other episodes will air weekdays on Nickelodeon UK with each repeated the same evening at 8pm, as well as on the following day at 8am and 1.30pm.
Viewers will be treated to the first half of Season One running through to Friday, May 6th. All ten episodes first premiered in the U.S. on Paramount+ between October 2021 and this February.
Actress Kate Mulgrew returns to give voice to a holographic version of Kathryn Janeway, the former Captain of the USS Voyager. She serve as the starship’s built-in emergency training hologram. As the show develops “Holo” Janeway will evolve into a mentor for the crew of misfits.
That crew is voiced by a cast that includes Rylee Alazraqui as “Rok-Tahk,” a Brikar and an unusually bright eight-year-old girl; Brett Gray as “Dal,” 17 years old of unknown species, he sees himself as a maverick, but he matures into a good leader; Angus Imrie as “Zero,” who is a Medusan: a noncorporeal, genderless, energy-based lifeform that wears a containment suit so as to protect others; Jason Mantzoukas as “Jankom Pog,” a 16-year-old Tellarite who relishes an argument and playing devil’s advocate; Ella Purnell as “Gwyn,” a 17-year-old Vau N’Akat, one of only two remaining member of the species; And veteran voice actor Dee Bradley Baker as “Murf,” an endearing, indestructible blob with an insatiable appetite.
Star Trek: Prodigy’ is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm. Executive Producers Kevin and Dan Hageman serve as co-showrunners. Ben Hibon directs, co-executive produces and serves as the creative lead of the all-new animated series.